Thai Crown of Thorns
Euphorbia x lomi 'Valentine'

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: x lomi
Cultivar: Valentine

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Leathery-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clayton, California

Long Beach, California

Perris, California

Naples, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Katy, Texas

Livingston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 15, 2010, plantaholique from Sarasota, FL wrote:

This plant flowers all year here in a protected area in zone 9b. It needs full sun, very little fertilizer, low to moderate water, and well-drained soil. It grows and spreads slowly but is well worth the patience. When mature it is a real show-stopper!

Positive

On Apr 17, 2007, daisyavenue from Long Beach, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

Grown in Thailand for the auspicious quality of the clusters of blooms.
The blooms start in pairs and then double and double again and can even double repeatedly until there are 32. The more time that it doubles, the luckier the plant is considered to be.

They can grow up to 8 feet tall and need to keep pruned to keep their balance.

It blooms year 'round in my zone and is captivating!

Positive

On Aug 13, 2004, kbavouset from West Covina, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

this plant has been grown for more than 12 months in a 4 inch pot under a flourescent lamp and has flourished.